Making the case for the Bengals to sign Daryl Williams

Cincinnati Bengals, Daryl Williams (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals, Daryl Williams (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

When it comes to winning football games, it’s all about the battle in the trenches. Oh yes ladies and gentlemen, if your offense has a solid, strong, and consistent offensive line, it goes a very long way in leaving many football games victorious. For the Cincinnati Bengals, bolstering their offensive line depth is crucial based on what’s been happening so far in training camp and preseason action.

At this point in time, the Bengals’ offensive line still has a few areas of concern, mostly around the health aspect of it. It’s no secret that, unfortunately, injuries are a big part of the NFL and the injury bug has already hit the Bengals.

From offensive tackle La’el Collins (back), offensive tackle Isaiah Prince (arm), and even offensive tackle D’Ante Smith (back), general manager Mike Brown should consider bringing in a veteran offensive lineman as quality depth. Luckily for the Bengals, there is a veteran free agent that can jump right in and take care of business when his number is called at the tackle position.

Cincinnati Bengals should sign free agent offensive tackle Daryl Williams

Believe it or not, offensive tackle Daryl Williams is still a free agent despite starting in all 17 games last season for the Buffalo Bills. Williams is a seven-year veteran who can not only play offensive tackle well but also has experience as an offensive guard.

He’d be a perfect plug-and-play offensive lineman on the Bengals’ roster that can help spell relief whenever it’s needed in either positional group. If Brown wanted to have peace of mind, it would be best if he brings in someone like Williams on a short-term deal of either a year or two and bring him into the mix.

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The regular season is always a long one and you never know what can happen. Considering how banged up the Bengals’ offensive line is now, it might be best to be safe than sorry in this current situation. The Bengals should sign Williams now to have one less thing to worry about before the start of the regular season. He might very well end up back on the Bills in 2022 if he continues to be unsigned so time is of the essence.